London-based Ethiopian-Egyptian artist Alewya has unveiled her debut project ‘Panther In Mode’, a 6-track odyssey distilling club rhythms and the spiritual essence of her ancestors; coming through in amped-up afro-percussion and sensuous spoken-word.
Featuring previous singles ‘Play’ and ‘Spirit_x’, and the propulsive anthemics of unreleased track ‘Zuggy’, Alewya commands the dancefloor by invoking the Motherland.
Accompanying the EP release, is a visualizer for single ‘Ethiopia’:
“‘Ethiopia is a song that represents what Ethiopia is as a land and at its core. A quiet power that is extremely loud. Mixed with the dub element, the Jamaican connection is deeper than the surface usually portrayed. We bond on seeing each other, truly.”
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Photo Credit: Chieska Fortune Smith